Preschoolers love to learn more about themselves and how they grow. This preschool science activity will help preschoolers to learn how tall they are. Preschoolers will practice their measuring skills and will learn what things they are bigger than and what things they are smaller than.
What You Need
Yarn or String
What To Do
Have each preschooler stand up and hold a piece of string up to their body. Measure the piece of string from the top of the preschoolers head to the floor and cut the string. Use a piece of masking tape to label the string with the preschoolers name by folding the piece of tape in half over the top of the string and writing the preschoolers name on the tape.
Help each preschooler use a measuring tape to measure how long their string is. Let the preschooler know that the number they measured on the measuring tape is how tall they are right now. If desired, write the measurement on the piece of tape.
Have the preschoolers hold their strings up to each other and compare who is taller and who is shorter. Talk about who the tallest person in the class is. Talk about who the shortest person in the class is. Find out which preschoolers are in the middle.
Let each preschooler take their piece of string around the preschool classroom and find things that are taller than they are and things that are shorter than they are.